Mushroom Spore Prints

Whilst researching Fly Agaric Mushrooms for my Alice in Wonderland lino print, I stumbled upon spore printing.  Spore prints are primarily used as a means of  identifying a wild mushroom.  Along with spore colour  and other characteristics  you can correctly identify a wild mushroom.  Fortunately it’s wild Mushroom season here in Tassie!  I collected some wild mushrooms (mostly Fly Agarics),  and made some spore prints.  The prints are delicate and beautiful and have an ethereal quality.  I’m sure I can incorporate them into my printmaking practice and combine them with other printing techniques.  Here are some photos of the spore prints.

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